If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
The earth laughs in flowers.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gardens are not made by singing, ‘Oh how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.Rudyard Kipling
When we first bought this house, the yard was neglected and overgrown. This pond was such an eyesore and for years we just put up with it because we only lived here part of the time. (We lived in Peru and Arizona as well.)
We rearranged the rocks, cleaned out the pond, weeded around it, added a fountain that is also a filter, and planted lots of pretty things, such as daylilies, oriental trees, flowering bushes, and grasses.
So, between the pond and firepit area in the backyard, the new pergola in the front yard, and our deck, we now have three outside spaces for sitting and enjoying a lovely summer’s day…
Or evening. Taking these pictures, any pictures really, has been therapeutic for me. I hope all of my readers are finding some peace and comfort this summer. Thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂